Lifejacket service

The Hammar inflator cap requires no service for 5 years – but all lifejackets require an annual inspection to ensure functionality. Annual service by an authorised service station is a requirement for SOLAS approved lifejackets for professional use and a strong recommendation from authorities worldwide for recreational users.

Check periodically

  1. The single point indicator on the inflator cap is green. ( )
  2. The indicator on the black body is green. ( )
  3. The expiry date on the inflator cap is within limit.
  4. Always inspect the sealing ring for wear and tear that can affect the sealing function.
  5. Pull the cap to make sure it has locked on the inflator body properly.
  6. Check that the locking ring is properly locked and cannot be turned anticlockwise by hand.
  7. Inflate the lifejacket through the oral tube and check that it stays inflated at least over night.

 






Packing
Before packing, deflate the lifejacket through the oral tube and make sure that all residual air is pressed out from the bladder so that it can be folded properly according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Make sure that the lifejacket is dry before packing.

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Before you start rearming:

Make sure you have a smooth, flat and dry work surface.

  1. Insert the opening key between the black locking ring and the yellow cap and turn the key counter clock-wise. The black locking ring will now turn counter clock-wise.
  2. Hold the yellow cap with one hand and continue to turn the black locking ring counter clock-wise with the other hand until it stops.
  3. Lift off the yellow cap. Remove the old inflator body and gas cylinder from inside the bladder and dispose it in an environmentally friendly manner.
  4. Check the rearming kit. Ensure that all four points are met before you continue.
    • The single point indicator on the inflator cap is green. ( )
    • The indicator on the black body is green. ( )
    • The expiry date on the inflator cap is within limit.
    • The size of the gas cylinder is correct.
      Do not assemble any cap or body that does not meet these requirements.
  5. Insert the inflator body with the gas cylinder pointing upwards in the bladder. Let the sealing ring rest on the rounded sealing surface on the body.
  6. Position the replacement cap with the hydrostatic valve pointing to the right, 90° relative the gas cylinder and put the cap in place at the body.
  7. Press firmly on the inflator cap and turn the black locking ring clockwise into the locked position.

FINAL CHECK

  • Pull the cap to make sure it has locked on the inflator body properly.
  • Check that the locking ring is properly locked and cannot be turned counter clockwise by hand.
  • Inflate the lifejacket through the oral tube and check that it stays inflated at least over night.

Packing
Before packing, deflate the lifejacket through the oral tube. Make sure to press out all residual air from the bladder so it can be folded properly according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Let the lifejacket dry before packing.

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Check periodically

  1. Check that the indicator is green. ( )
  2. Check that the expiry date is within the limit.
  3. Check that the red handle is attached.
  4. Check that the gas cylinder is firmly tightened by holding it through the lifejacket fabric.
  5. Always inspect the sealing ring for wear and tear that can affect the sealing function.
  6. Inflate the lifejacket through the oral tube and check that it stays inflated over night.

 








Packing
Before packing, deflate the lifejacket through the oral tube and make sure that all residual air is pressed out from the bladder so that it can be folded properly according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Make sure that the lifejacket is dry before packing.

Before you start rearming:

Make sure you have a smooth, flat and dry work surface.

  1. Insert the opening key between the black locking ring and the yellow cap and turn the key counter clock-wise. The black locking ring will now turn counter clock-wise.
  2. Hold the yellow cap with one hand and continue to turn the black locking ring counter clock-wise with the other hand until it stops.
  3. Lift off the yellow cap. Remove the used gas cylinder from inside the bladder and dispose it in an environmentally friendly manner.
  4. Reset the piercing pin by rotating the shaft in the inner body to a position where the underside monitor with eyelet surrounds the green dot ( ) in the centre of the indicator.
  5. Carefully examine the top of the new gas cylinder to make sure that it is not punctured. The cylinder must be very firmly tightened into the black inner body. The black inner body should be checked for any damage or splitting following this tightening.
  6. Check the rearming kit. Ensure that all points are met before you continue.

    A1 Model:

    • Check that the indicator is green ( ).
    • Check that expiry date is within the limit.
    • Check that red handle is attached.
    • Check that the gas cylinder is firmly tightened.

    M1 Model:

    • Check that red handle is attached.

    If YES is the answer to ALL these questions, then proceed to:

  7. Insert the inflator body with the gas cylinder pointing upwards in the bladder. Let the sealing ring rest on the rounded sealing surface on the body.
  8. Position the replacement cap with the hydrostatic valve pointing to the right, 90° relative the gas cylinder and put the cap in place at the body.
  9. Press firmly on the inflator cap and turn the black locking ring clockwise into the locked position.

FINAL CHECK

  • Pull the cap to make sure it has locked on the inflator body properly.
  • Check that the locking ring is properly locked and cannot be turned counter clockwise by hand.
  • Inflate the lifejacket through the oral tube and check that it stays inflated at least over night.